Supporting an Inclusive and Multi-Sectoral Response to COVID-19 and Addressing its Socio-Economic Impact

 

Status                                              Ongoing

Project start date                            August 2020

Estimated end date                        March 2021

Focus area                                      Resilient social services

Project office                                  UNDP in Mongolia

Implementing partner                    Ministry of Labor and Social Protection

Funding Support by                       Donor name: Government of Japan

                                                        Amount contributed: $1,131,429

Delivery in previous fiscal years   2020 $645,668 (est.)

 

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Project Summary

As coping with and overcoming COVID-19 requires countries to have resilient institutions across all sectors, UNDP Mongolia proposes a bottom-up approach to strengthen the capacity of the social welfare system to reach the most vulnerable groups in an integrated manner, through the use of digital technologies.

The specific strategies proposed are:

• Strengthening the social welfare information system to allow rapid response to the most vulnerable groups and to provide immediate access to essential social services, including welfare, employment, education, health, and social protection, including protection from domestic violence;

• Strengthen outreach capacity of social workers by leveraging digital technologies; and

• Enhance intersectoral integration systems to leave no-one behind and reach furthest behind first.

Activities implemented under the project will be aligned with Output 2 of the global project implemented across 29 UN member countries - Inclusive and integrated crisis management and response.

The project will ensure synergy with the ongoing projects being implemented by the Government of Mongolia in collaboration with the other UN agencies and development partners.

 

Project Objectives

Develop a solution that enables social services intersectoral and rapid response, targeted at vulnerable groups, even during crisis like COVID-19

 

Expected Results

Output 1: Social service information database is responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable

Output 2: Social workers’ identification, targeting and outreach capacity is improved through the use of digital technologies;

Output 3: Enhanced intersectoral integration systems and strategy to leave no-one behind and reaching furthest behind;

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